DRC election commission: Vote can't be held by end of year

2017-07-09 13:25

The head of Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission says it is not possible to organize presidential elections by the end of this year.

DRC bishop appeals for UN support for crisis deal

2017-01-12 13:01

The Catholic bishop behind a key political deal in the Democratic Republic of Congo has appealed for support at the UN Security Council as a top UN official warned of potential pitfalls for the accord.

Mass arrests in DRC's second city Lubumbashi

2016-12-23 12:01

Soldiers have sealed part of DRC's second city and carried out mass arrests of young men, residents say, as talks to defuse the country's explosive political crisis continue.

Unesco's chief demands DRC action over journalist murder

2016-11-21 17:11

Unesco's director-general Irina Bokova has urged authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo to bring the murderers of a television journalist to justice.

DRC transfers mining royalties to Kabila ally - NGO

2016-11-16 19:01

The DRC's state mining firm has signed away the royalties from the country's most lucrative mining project to a company owned by a close friend of President Joseph Kabila, Global Witness says.

DRC opposition express confidence in upcoming UN visit

2016-11-05 11:30

DRC opposition has expressed confidence in the upcoming visit by the United Nations officials, saying it will encourage talks between the government and opposition parties.

Angola detains 9 DRC officers over plot

2013-01-04 11:41

Nine former military officers from the Democratic Republic of Congo have been arrested in Angola, suspected of hatching a plot to destabilise their homeland, says their lawyer.

Kabila's party loses 45% of its seats

2012-02-03 08:36

President Joseph Kabila's party has lost 45% of the legislative seats it held before November elections that were denounced as fraudulent and chaotic, according to belated results.

DRC voting extended to 2nd day

2011-11-30 08:09

After an election marred by missing ballots and violence, officials have extended voting to a second day in an attempt to prevent further unrest in sub-Saharan Africa’s largest nation.


Opposition leader Tshisekedi quits DRC for medical treatment

2017-01-24 12:00

Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi is heading to Belgium for medical treatment - just as his party is trying to negotiate a power-sharing deal following President Laurent Kabila's refusal to step down.

DRC: Five facts

2017-01-01 21:00

The second largest country in Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo is blessed with oil, timber, diamonds and gold but cursed with violence, instability, graft and poverty.

DRC UN mission braces for clashes as leader's term ends

2016-12-07 08:44

The UN mission in the DRC is bracing for violence ahead of the official end of President Joseph Kabila's term on December 20, amid moves to extend the leader's mandate.

DRC youth leaders detained on eve of protest

2016-11-18 21:01

Police in Democratic Republic of Congo have detained four youth leaders on the eve of a planned protest against President Joseph Kabila, says the main opposition coalition.

DRC PM resigns but opposition wants Kabila to quit

2016-11-15 10:23

Congolese Prime Minister Augustin Matata has resigned to make way for an opposition figure to take his place following a controversial deal that effectively extends the president's term in office.

DRC urged to respect right to protest

2015-12-03 22:47

A rights group urged the DRC government to guarantee people's right to protest, highlighting mounting tension ahead of next year's presidential elections.

Zim to provide troops for DRC mission

2012-12-13 13:45

Zimbabwe will deploy troops for a year to the eastern DRC, as part of a broader multinational peacekeeping force, a top official says.

DRC protesters angry with Zuma

2011-12-05 14:08

A group of protesters from the Democratic Republic of Congo have accused President Jacob Zuma of being complicit in what they believe is electoral fraud during their recent election.

Violence, late ballots mar DRC vote

2011-11-29 07:44

Voting materials arrived late or sometimes not at all in precincts throughout the DRC but the country’s elections went ahead, raising doubts about the legitimacy of the polls.

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